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The Startup Diaries, naming the company.

As developers we all know how hard it can be to name things. Variables in functions are usually pretty easy but naming a public function or class deserves some thought. Creating a new executable usually requires at least quick quick pause to consider options. Naming your children can also very challenging since the old "Rob2" or "RobEx" patterns of Win32/COM days are now so passe'. But trust me when I say that that none of those compare to the challenge of naming your company.

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The Startup Diaries, help desk software.

Providing clear and responsive support for our customers will be an important part of the company. To support (hah!) that goal, I spent a few days last week evaluating several different help desk/support software solutions. There are a lot of different options and none of them were perfect. So, I thought I'd write up what I found thus far and see if any of you had additional insight.

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The Startup Diaries.

When I worked at Microsoft I used to read about startups on tech blogs and such. The funny thing is I cannot remember reading about any startups' experiences as they were just getting started. Now that it is my turn, I thought I'd try to capture some of the more mundane details about starting a startup. Maybe some of you will find it interesting.

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